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A review on medicinal properties of saffron toward major diseases

Abd. Razak, Saiful Izwan and Hamzah, Mohd. Syahir Anwar and Foong, Choi Yee and Abdul Kadir, Mohammed Rafiq and Mat Nayan, Nadirul Hasraf (2017) A review on medicinal properties of saffron toward major diseases. Journal of Herbs, Spices and Medicinal Plants, 23 (2). pp. 98-116. ISSN 1049-6475

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10496475.2016.1272522


The stigma of Crocus sativus, known as saffron, is one of the most expensive spices in the world. The bioactive components in saffron, picrocrocin, crocin, and safranal, have demonstrated a wide range of uses and capabilities in the medical field. This review is focused on the potential therapeutic applications of saffron on diabetes mellitus (DM), antitumor, anticancer, antidepressant, Alzheimer’s disease (AD), cardiovascular disease (CVD), erectile dysfunction and antibacterial effects.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Crocus sativus, diabetes mellitus, erectile dysfunction
Subjects:Q Science > QH Natural history > QH301 Biology
Divisions:Biosciences and Medical Engineering
ID Code:79995
Deposited By: Fazli Masari
Deposited On:05 Mar 2019 01:51
Last Modified:05 Mar 2019 01:51

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